Ida–Simon (Ida Jonsson and Simon Saarinen) are a Swedish/Finnish conceptual artist duo currently pursuing their MFA at the Sandberg Instituut (NL).

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Informed by our past career within commercial advertising and design in New York, we navigate issues related to the large-scale networks that oversee, analyze, and simulate the many.

Through our speculative work we aim at repurposing technologies and appropriating digital platforms to construct left hyperstitions – fictions that bring about their own reality.

Currently, we are examining the friction between xeno- and ecofeminism, and if a symbiotic relationship between the two could emerge; studying anti-naturalist approaches to eco-activism.


Projects

2020 Data Free Zones (DFZ)
“Data Free Zones is a project mapping and marking physical territories that haven’t yet been virtually occupied by data providers

2020 Orpheus in the metaverse”
Computer generated virtual ballet performance

20182020 The Bum
The Bum” is an ongoing research project investigating media's fetishization of Kim Kardashian's behind

2019 “Permanent Art
A
rtworks permanently embedded on the Ethereum Blockchain

2018 Digital Landscapes
Large scale acrylic paintings of the MacOS landscapes


Simon Saarinen
Experience & Education

2020—present
Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut 
2013—2020
Commercial Art Direction, NYC/Stockholm


DM


Ida Jonsson
Experience & Education

2020—present
Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut
2018—2016
Visual Arts & Design: Berghs Soc
2013—2020
Commercial Art Direction, NYC/Stockholm


DM







simmejj@gmail.com

idafeliciajonsson@gmail.com